on April 30th, 2012

I spent a few minutes in the garage over the weekend – I am working on the new engine. Most of my time was spent finding a flywheel that we use to degree our cam and then getting it installed on the engine. I’m going to fabricate a pointer that will be based off the […]

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on October 11th, 2011

Happy to have the 455 home! I got straight to work on it starting with wirebrushing and painting the outside of it. Then, I installed the freeze plugs. I used Permatex 80019 Aviation Form-A-Gasket #3 Sealant to make sure that each plug is sealed and that no leaks form around them. I also made sure […]

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on June 30th, 2011

January 22, 1971. That is the birth date of this block. Pretty crazy to talk about it in those terms, because if it doesn’t work out well as an engine, or the day it goes south and gives up will be its departure date. Definitely seems to have a life of its own based on […]

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on December 1st, 2010

With the racing operation successfully transplanted to eastern tennessee, I’m ready to dig in and have some fun. This is where we have been trying to get for a while now and we have finally arrived. Now it is time to enjoy life watching our kids grow up and doing the things we enjoy. For […]

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on April 5th, 2010

With the manifold temp, water temp, driveshaft rpm, engine rpm and other internal sensors all wired up and fired up, we hit the record button on the new racepak system while the car was in the garage. Unfortunately, I had failed to put the terminator cap on the VNet line and so we saw nothing. […]

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